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“Cool location, comfy stay”
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Hotel Continental
Ranked #12 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Riga, Latvia
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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“Cool location, comfy stay”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The main advantage of the place is its location just a little outside the tourist crowds. Settled on the slopes of a hill, the terrace has just great views on Etna and relaxed chairs and beds to chill. Just some 20 steps from the base floor down you find yourself next to best restaurants in town.

The rooms are fine and comfortable for stay. City parking is 5min by foot, very handy.

Highly suggested!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

As we arrived with bus to Taormina, we had to reach our hotel by foot (15 min walking). Upon arrival I was a bit disappointed by the facade, though once we entered the lobby, all our concerns disappeared. The interior a lot more modern - apparently they have recently modernized the whole hotel. As April is a bit off-season in Taormina we were upgraded to a nicer room than the one we had ordered - a wonderful surprise. The room was very clean, we received impeccable service from the staff and the breakfast was simply amazing. Also, the hotel is perfectly situated and within walking distance (3-4 mins) from the main street.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We spent 2 nights at this hotel with our adult children,
The hotel could not accommodate us with interconnecting rooms but upon request for rooms next to one another our request was met with no fuss.
The rooms were basic clean and comfortable. Decor a little dated.
Breakfast was good with a wide variety.
Location was great close to restaurants and city centre.
Spectacular views of Mt Etna from the hotel terrace.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We arrived in Taormina on a bank holiday weekend, and the hotel we were supposed to stay in had no record of our reservation. The continental hotel squeezed us in and the staff looked after us really well. They made us very welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. The decor is dated, but the sun terrace is wonderful, the coffee bar ver reasonably priced, and the location is perfect- centre of Taormina, but very quiet.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sarasota, Florida
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I stayed for 2 nights at this wonderful hotel. Beautiful view of Mount Etna from the terrace. Great location in Taormina. Friendly staff, modern and clean rooms. Nice breakfast served. Comfortable sitting area with great wifi. Also, choice of Sicilian excursions from the hotel. Hope to come back in the future!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We are a mature couple and have been on the road for 10 months
This hotel was well located just above the main thoroughfare but very quiet and set in tranquil surroundings.
The hotel is dated but the bed was excellent, the room of ample size with a nice balcony to sit on and the bathroom quite adequate.
There was tons of hot water and adequate shower pressure.
The room was cleaned very well each day.
The main receptionist was Daniela who was a real gem.
She was full of helpful information and was always a cheerful happy person.
There is a huge general lounge with floor to ceiling panoramic windows and a massive roof top area to relax on complete with sun loungers .
The views are of the coastline and Mt Etna - just fantastic.
The WiFi was limited to the lounge.
We were there in off-season but PARKING would be a disaster during the busy periods.
There are about 50 rooms and 6 car-parks available.
This really is not the problem of the hotel - parking anywhere in Taormina is diabolical; I suspect any hotel would have the same problems.
I think Sicilians come to Taormina for the weekend - the hotel was suddenly busy for the saturday night.
We arrived back to the hotel on the saturday night about 6pm - no parks.
We drove around town for an hour without success and finally had to park in the public car-park building over-night (Porto Catania) - 13 Euros for overnight.
All other nights there was no problem with parking.
Breakfasts were typical of Sicily - no problems there.
The lady running the breakfasts was very good and obliging, she was very nice.
We stayed 5 nights and were quite satisfied.
If the hotel had WiFi available in the rooms it would have been 5 star.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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571 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The hotel had good rooms with nice decks to sit outside and enjoy the views. The terrace also has beautiful views of Mt. Etna and the water. The breakfast had a good selection of food. Room 218 had a large bathwoom and shower. There is a good restaurant next door and many more nearby. You can take the bus up the hill to Castel Mola for 3 euros roundtrip. It is on the same road as the hotel. Overall a very nice stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Continental
Address: Via Dionisio I nr. 2/A, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hospitality, courtesy and willingness to satisfy our clients’ requests are the strong point of the hotel. Whoever chooses Hotel Continental chooses tradition, tranquillity and the certainty of receiving first-class individual treatment.This warm and welcoming hotel is situated in the heart of the town, just a few steps from the hotel you will find the main street Corso Umberto and the Duomo square. Those who love Taormina can easily reach their favourite shop, restaurant or pub by using the hotel’s practical garden gate exit.There is a splendid view to be enjoyed of the bay of Naxos and Etna from the solarium terrace which will leave you bewitched.Bedrooms have bath or shower, telephone, mini-fridge, electronic safe, centralised air-conditioning, TV with satellite channels, hairdryer. Most have private balconies or small terraces.Internet point in the lobby and WIFI connection free of charges in the lounge-bar and terrace.From May to September, there is a shuttle-bus (to pay on spot) service to the beach, which connects the hotel to the main bathing lidos on the seashore."Porta Catania Park" is a multi storey car park close to the hotel only 300 meters from the property.Extra charge fee requested to be paid on spot.We accept major credit cards, including the Japanese circuit JCB cards. ... more   less 
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